Ministry Matters offers practical inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. It includes thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps. In addition, there are full text commentaries for student research such as The New Interpreter's Bible and Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries.
This new research resource will be of primary interest to seminary students.
NOTE: We have capability for only 10 simultaneous users. If you are turned away you may have to wait a few minutes until a spot opens up.
A free resource produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.
Naxos Jazz Music Library offers a mixed selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. More than 65,000 tracks from over 6,000 albums are offered. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and others.
Naxos Music Library Jazz streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
Naxos advertises itself as "The World's Leading Classical Music Group." It enables users to listen to more than 5,000 CDs in near CD quality sound one track at a time. NML releases around 200 new CD recordings annually. Genres included are instrumental, orchestral, chamber music, choral, opera, musical, jazz, blues, rock, world, new age, and more. Playlists can be created by students and professors for private use or for in-class discussion and analysis.
Naxos also offers composer biographies, artist information, custom institutional playlists, free mobile apps, and work analyses of major works.
Naxos Music Library streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada. The site, maintained by Cornell University, has image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs and sound recordings of bird calls.
Independent Voices is a four-year project to digitize over 1 million pages from the magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries. It is the inaugural product of Reveal Digital of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are focusing on late-1960s underground/alternative press publications, whose authors include: “feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines".
Current Contents is a current awareness database that provides easy access to complete tables of contents, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
Searching Web of Knowledge will automatically search the contents of this database.
The Zoological Record is the world's leading taxonomic reference and oldest continuing database of animal biology. It covers the traditional areas of zoology, but it excludes or covers selectively the more experimental & applied topics. Contains full-text links.
BIOSIS, accessed through Web of Science, is a citation index in the life sciences covering molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, genetics, neurosciences, infectious diseases, ecology and organismal biology.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides authoritative information about authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world while placing them in the larger perspective of literary history.
This online set provides access to all volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook.
Mintel Oxygen provides access to consumer, market, and industry analyses.
More than 600 report titles covering UK, European, US and International consumer markets are added to Mintel Oxygen every year.
The European Library is a discovery service that provides access to the collections of the national libraries of 46 European countries, plus a growing number of research libraries. Content accessible from the new service includes rare books, manuscripts, images, and video.
MeLCat is a state-wide database representing the holdings of nearly every library in Michigan - more than 6 million unique book titles. When you search MeLCat, you can request that an item be sent to Hekman Library for pick up at the main circulation desk on 2nd floor. The turn around time is 3-5 days.
In many cases, MeLCat will replace InterLibrary Loan, especially for books held in Michigan libraries. InterLibrary Loan is still the preferred method of delivery for books held outside Michigan and for all journal article requests.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive provides complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines and provides students and researchers with the primary source material needed to develop a contextual understanding of the entertainment industry as it evolved over the 20th century.
Enables users to explore in detail over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s most appropriate for them. Helps job seekers to create professional resumes and cover letters as well as practice and master interviewing skills. Over five million recent local and national job postings are included.
The Entrepreneurship Research Database contains a diverse collection of resources including journals, industry reports, video clips, “how to” books, templated forms, business plan samples, and more to help users navigate the complex world of small business.
Banking Information Source indexes professional periodicals in the areas of financial services and economics. Full text is available for many of the journals. The database is suited for academic, corporate, and government use. Subjects covered include: banks, banking industry, banking law, finance, financial institutions, and investments.
Asian Business & Reference offers information resources on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. In addition to current business news, the database provides access to country profiles and statistics in the areas of economics, culture, demographics, and politics.
Accounting & Tax Information Center is a ProQuest database of scholarly journals, reference reports, proceedings, dissertations, and more. Subjects covered include accounting, tax management, auditing, tax law, financial law, financial advising, and financial risk management.
Business and Company ASAP provides access to all the business and management journals, trade publications, newspapers and directories needed for in-depth research on companies, products, markets, industries, economics and management disciplines. It also includes full-text U.S. and international private and public company directory listings.
Business Insights: Global provides in-depth coverage of businesses, including company profiles, industry profiles, products and brands, financial reports, company rankings, histories, and full text periodical articles.
The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Medicine is a comprehensive resource for libraries, schools, and hospitals that provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information.
The first electronic resource in Spanish, ¡Informe! is specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users. More than 420 full-text Spanish language and bilingual sources from a wide range of subjects are indexed, including 15 key Latin American newspapers. The bilingual interface enables English or Spanish speakers to search with ease. Coverage is from 1994 to the present.
A Library of Congress website providing access to information about historic American newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. This site also includes the U.S. Newspaper Directory, which lists newspapers published in the United States since 1690, and can help researchers identify what titles exist for a specific place and time and where to access them (which libraries have those titles).
Michigana is a digital archive that documents state history. Drawn
from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides
access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs,
pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and
The Media History Digital Library provides online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound through digital scans of thousands of classic periodicals in the public domain from 1904
The Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th continues the Manual’s tradition as an authority for generations of readers seeking answers to all things related not only to the written word, but also to the myriad and evolving ways in which words and ideas are shared and published.
As of November 1, 2011, the Hekman Library no longer has access online to the Grand Rapids Press. The link provided here will take users to the MLive site, which offers a 14-day searchable archive of the GR Press and other Michigan newspapers. People with valid Grand Rapids Public Library cards can access this site in order to search a more extensive archive of the press.
See this guide for acess to microfilm (1893-1931; 1992-2008) and instructions for other access options.
A free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the
U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. PMC serves as a digital counterpart to the National Library of Medicine's extensive print journal collection. (Journals currently available in the archive)
Patents from all developed countries and many developing countries. Patent Lens (IOI Lens) has a better search interface than the United States Patent & Trademark database. It also provides PDFs of most patents.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers contemporary social
issues, from offshore drilling
to climate change, health care to immigration. Includes pro/con
viewpoint essays, as well as journal and news articles, primary source
materials, legal sources, images, charts/tables, and more.
An indispensable resource for scholars and
students of literary theory and discourse.
It includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries
on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the
critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and
contains engineering related full-text articles, granular access to
millions of figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of
bibliographic records from the Engineering Research Database.
Engineering Research Database contains a comprehensive index to world
literature on technological and engineering innovations going back to
Aircraft design and engineering
Arctic and tropical engineering
Automotive design and engineering
Bridges and tunnels
Buildings, towers and tanks
Civil engineering for air and space transportation
Coastal and offshore structures
Design and properties of substructures
Earthmoving and construction machinery
Electric and hybrid vehicles
Engineering for electric power generation
Engineering for industrial and manufacturing processes
Fuels and propellants
High speed trains, rapid transit railways and monorails
For accounting academics and professionals, access to reliable information is critical for this continuously evolving area of study. ProQuest Accounting & Tax brings together highly ranked global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating quick and precise results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.
A leading information source for students
and faculty at business schools, ProQuest Asian Business and Reference™
often is used in conjunction with other business information services
such as ABI/INFORM®, but it also serves as an excellent stand-alone
Business abstracts indexes and abstracts articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere, including the leading business magazines and trade and research journals, plus the full text of selected periodicals.
ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology
and social work, including culture and social structure, history and
theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction,
and more. Note: When searching this database, you are also searching Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.
ProQuest Psychology Journals™ provides
abstracts and indexing for more than 710 titles, with over 570 titles
available in full text.Additionally, the database includes 4,000 full text
dissertations spanning 2000 through 2006. When you search this database, you are also searching the PsycARTICLES database and PsycINFO.
Entrepreneurship is one of the most
talked about subjects and areas of study today however, information to
support study, practice and teaching is widely scattered. In addition,
user needs go beyond traditional research and education tools and must
include practical tools and information useful in starting and growing
The International Bibliography of the Social
Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and
interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic
references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected
chapters dating back to 1951. It is unique in its broad coverage of
international material and incorporates over 100 languages and
countries. Over 2,800 journals are regularly indexed and some 7,000
books are included each year. Abstracts are provided for half of all
current journal articles and full text availability is continually
ProQuest Banking Information Source combines the currency of the Internet and the perspective of industry journals to provide this financial services research tool. With over 640 of the most authoritative sources of information coverage includes:
Industry and professional newsletters
School of BankMarketing Papers
The database brings together leading journals from the important international markets and allows you to analyze and compare articles from 470 full-text sources.